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Sled Pulls: Diesel Power Challenge 2016

John Lehenbauer
Sep 27, 2016
Photographers: Diesel Power Staff, Ben Cooper
Despite two days of hard competition that left several DPC 2016 competitors dealing with an impressive array of mechanical carnage—and had some of them spending most of the night making repairs, the seven trucks that showed up at Adams County Fairgrounds for the final day of Diesel Power Challenge were definitely ready to compete in some way shape or form.
Unlike the prior year, when we watched buckets of rain turn the sled pull track to mud, sunny skies, 100-degree temperatures, and a dry track prevailed at DPC 2016.
The dirt was flying out there, and our cameras captured all the action—and destruction—at the final competitive segment of Diesel Power Challenge 2016.
Photo 2/11   |   Using the skinny pedal for all he could, Neal Torley blasted his ’08 Ford F-250 and Mike Sulley’s sled (nicknamed “Ragin’ Thunder”) down the course at Adams County to the winning distance of 230.02 feet.

TOP 3 – Sled Pull

1. Neal Torley 230.02 feet
2. Travis Koller 229.09 feet
3. Charlie Keeter 222.02 feet
Photo 3/11   |   David Ferguson’s ’05 Ford F-350 got the competition off to a good start, with a 217.02-foot pull that earned him a Fourth Place finish and proved that his decision to use DOT-approved drag-radial tires at DPC 2016 was a good one.
Photo 4/11   |   White Dodge Front Driver Side Smoke Front
Photo 5/11   |   White Dodge Front Driver Side Smoke